Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/24/1997 12:49:43
In article <>,
Matthew Jacob  <> wrote:
> I wouldn't persuade anyone. I'd put it in one of the rc scripts.
> You install NetBSD, it will try and send some email back to
> Why would that be difficult for anyone?

Aside from the "sending mail without the user's permission" issue:

 - How do you know *when* to send mail? How do you know when the
   installer or admin will get around to setting up sendmail right?

 - How do you know what hardware NetBSD is running on? A lot of that you
   can get from dmesg, but a lot you can't. For example on the i386
   port, how do you know what motherboard they're using? That's
   important information.